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Martin Berkeley

Highest Rated:   100% Meet Me at the Fair (1952)
Lowest Rated:   13% Revenge of the Creature (1955)
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Active in Hollywood from 1943, screenwriter Martin Berkeley alternated between MGM and Columbia during the war years. On the plus side, he co-wrote four of MGM's Dr. Gillespie features, and collaborated with Dwight Babcock on the script of Columbia's haunting So Dark the Night (1946), written in collaboration with Dwight Babcock. Berkeley's chief claim to fame lay in his astonishing behavior while testifying before the House UnAmerican Activities Committee during the communist witch-hunt of the early 1950s. At first, he denied indulging in left-leaning politics, stating "It is well-documented that I have fought communism consistently inside [The Screen Actors Guild] and out"; then he suddenly did an about-face, claiming he'd been a card-carrying Red for seven years. To save his own hide, Berkeley glibly told the HUAC that 155 of his fellow Hollywoodites had been active communists -- single-handedly damaging more careers than any other "friendly witness." To quote the authors of The Inquisition in Hollywood, Berkeley's courtroom performance "indelibly engraved the Second Hearing with perfidy." Though Martin Berkeley managed to salvage his career, he was thereafter confined to such mediocrities as Universal's Tarantula (1955) and The Deadly Mantis (1957).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
33% The Deadly Mantis (The Giant Mantis)(The Incredible Praying Mantis)
  • Screenwriter
1957
No Score Yet The Big Caper
  • Screenwriter
1957
13% Revenge of the Creature
  • Screenwriter
1955
94% Tarantula
  • Screenwriter
1955
No Score Yet Gypsy Colt
  • Screenwriter
1954
No Score Yet The Nebraskan
  • Screenwriter
1953
No Score Yet War Paint
  • Screenwriter
1953
100% Meet Me at the Fair
  • Screenwriter
1952
No Score Yet Green Grass of Wyoming
  • Screenwriter
1948
100% So Dark the Night
  • Screenwriter
1946
No Score Yet The Notorious Lone Wolf
  • Screenwriter
1946
No Score Yet Shock
  • Screenwriter
1946
No Score Yet Harrigan's Kid
  • Screenwriter
1943

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
  • Screenwriter
  • 1957

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